UCLA Women's Volleyball BIO
Olga Strantzali
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Olga Strantzali 1845439
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6'1"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Pylaia, Thessaloniki, Greece
High School: Hellenic College of Thessaloniki

Strantzali, who was named Pac-12 All-Freshman Honorable Mention, played in 29 matches and was second on the team with 18 aces and third with 2.42 kills and 2.78 points per set, adding 1.00 digs per set ... posted seven double-figure kills matches, leading the Bruins in a contest twice ... recorded three matches with three aces ... posted five kills in the Regional Semifinal against #4 Penn State on Dec. 12 ... had four kills, two digs and two blocks against #15 Long Beach State (Dec. 6) and three kills and four digs versus LIU Brooklyn (Dec. 5) ... recorded 14 kills, a .462 hitting percentage and seven digs against USC on Nov. 28 ... had six kills at #22 Arizona State (Nov. 26) ... had three kills and three digs at #14 Oregon on Nov. 21 ... notched two kills in one set against #1 Stanford on Nov. 13 ... had two kills in one set at Utah on Nov. 9 ... had two kills in one set against Washington State on Nov. 2 ... posted eight kills, three digs and an ace at California on Oct. 26 ... recorded nine kills, three aces, four digs and two blocks at Washington State on Oct. 5 ... had 14 kills and three aces at #4 Washington (Oct. 3) ... had five kills against #18 Arizona on Sept. 26 and seven kills at #9 USC on Sept. 23 ... posted eight kills and only one error in 17 attempts (.412) with four digs and an ace at Cal State Fullerton on Sept. 20 ... had 11 kills and a .474 percentage versus Yale on Sept. 20 ... tallied a season-best 17 kills to go with a .355 percentage and eight digs against Georgetown (Sept. 19) ... recorded 14 kills, nine digs, three aces and a .303 hitting percentage against Utah State on Sept. 13 ... had five kills, seven digs, three blocks and an ace at #22 Hawai’i (Sept. 12) ... tallied 10 kills and a .320 percentage against San Francisco (Sept. 11) ... posted six kills, five digs and two aces against #1 Penn State on Sept. 6 ... had nine kills, four digs and two aces versus #9 Illinois (Sept. 5) ... was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Concourse Hotel at LAX Classic, committing no hitting errors in her first two collegiate matches ... had 16 kills in 22 attempts (.727) against Binghamton on Aug. 29 ... posted six kills in 15 swings (.400) with seven digs and an ace versus LIU Brooklyn on Aug. 30 ... added nine kills at Loyola Marymount (Aug. 30).

Strantzali was an outside hitter at Hellenic College of Thessaloniki in Thermi, Thessaloniki, Greece ... won three National School Championships, finishing third in the 2014 World School Championship and fourth in the 2012 World School Championship ... had 263 kills, 57 aces and 330 points as a senior ... played club with Iraklis Thessaloniki ... was the second-leading scorer in 1st Division women Greece and named best outside hitter in 2013 ... Iraklis finished first in Youth Championship Thessaloniki in 2011 and was the MVP of the first-place Youth Championship Greece squad ... played club with Aias Evosmou in 2012, repeating her first-place showings in both Youth Championship tournaments from the year before, while earning MVP in the Youth Greece and Thessaloniki Women's Cup ... helped the Greek National Team to a fifth-place showing in the European Championships in '13 and an eighth-place finish in '11 ... was the top scorer (224 points) and server (59 aces) in the 2013 Championships ... the Greeks were fourth in the 2012 Balkan Championship, as she was the top scorer with 101 points.

Born on Jan. 12, 1996 in Edessa, Greece ... mother is Euthimia Kritidou and father is Athanasios Strantzalis ... has one younger brother, Dimitris ... chose to attend UCLA because it is a great academic institution and can provide her with the necessary requirements for a successful career in the media world ... favorite pro athlete is Colombian volleyball player Madelaynne Montaño Caicedo ... things she likes the most about volleyball are being a team player and scoring with an ace ... hobbies include cinema and photography ... lists her biggest athletic thrill as her third-place finish at the 2014 World School Championship ... favorites include the TV show "Grey's Anatomy", actor/singer Justin Timberlake, eating spaghetti and the movie "The Notebook" ... undecided on a major, but has the objective of a career in public relations or journalism.

Olga Strantzali's Career Statistics
2014 81 29 14 196 2.42 87 475 .229 9 0.11 18 0.22 36 81 1.00 0 23 23 0.28 12 0 225.5 2.78

Olga Strantzali's Match Highs
KILLS 17, vs. Georgetown (9/19/14)
TOTAL ATTEMPTS 33, vs. Utah State (9/13/14)
33, at Washington (10/3/14)
HITTING PCT. (MIN. 7 KILLS) .727 (16-0-22), vs. Binghamton (8/29/14)
SERVICE ACES 3, vs. Utah State (9/13/14)
3, at Washington (10/3/14)
3, at Washington State (10/5/14)
DIGS 9, vs. Utah State (9/13/14)
BLOCK ASSISTS 3, at Hawai'i (9/12/14)
TOTAL BLOCKS 3 (0-3), at Hawai'i (9/12/14)
POINTS 18.0, at Washington (10/3/14)
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